Just finished up this session, TWO weeks ahead of schedule! Cannot wait to blog Casie and Taylor's downtown Syracuse anniversary session! It is not every day that a couple walks into your life and has the same, I mean SAME vision for these special moments. I literally emailed her one night explaining that I'd like to find a balcony or top of a parking garage, and Casie wrote back stating she had been talking to her husband the night before about the very same idea!! I adore everything about this shoot, especially the people!
I love everything about these #weddingshoes !!!!
I love seeing and capturing photos of invitation suites because it is these photos that helped shape me as a business owner and wedding photographer. Please allow me to explain! I used to see gorgeous photos of the invitation from other photographers and think, dang! How do they get so lucky to have the bride include the invitation? Mine never do! And then it clicked. My job as a wedding photographer is not to just show up and snap pictures. I had to learn what kind of wedding photographer, business owner I wanted to be, and it was photos of gorgeous invitations that helped me to realize that. I wanted to be the all hands on deck, the one educating and guiding my clients kind of photographer. I wanted to be the photographer who wasn't satisfied with being reactionary to schedules, plans and details. I wanted to be part of the planning, part of the solution. I wanted my clients to feel like they could fully trust me, that my dedication to them and expertise expanded beyond just knowing the right camera settings for the right situations. So thank you to all those wedding photographers who showed me that we don't just show up and hope our clients thought to bring an invitation to the wedding day. It is our job before the wedding date to gently guide, make suggestions, state reminders, organize and educate our clients. They're hiring us for our skill-set and expertise and we'd do best to embrace this place of leadership and work humbly and wisely in this position.
I will never tire of details. To me, details tell the story of a couple and are mementos for future generations.